Letters: Oct. 23, 2000

What's Next for Napster?

Your very informative article on Napster, the music-file-sharing program [TECHNOLOGY, Oct. 2], drove home one critical point: Napster sends a clear-cut message to the recording industry and also sends a strong edict to the artists themselves. Gone are the days when the consumer was forced to purchase a 15-song album only to end up stuck with 14 mediocre tracks and one stellar one. As people pick and choose music by the song and not the album, recording artists will certainly feel the pressure to provide the consumer with an all-around quality product. One good song out of...

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